I went to a baby shower over the weekend for my friend, who is having a baby boy.
Scarlett wrote the following card for the expected little boy:
I love that her "wish" for the baby is that he will grow up to "be a wonderful father!"
Being a parent, loving, teaching, and providing for your children is the most worthwhile goal, and I'm so glad that my child feels that this is a noble (and normal) wish to wish for a baby's future as well. The Family Proclamation teaches us that, "The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife."...and that "Children are an heritage of the Lord."
I love my children. And I'm glad to see that they are beginning to see the pattern of family that God desires for all of His children, that it is not just about "having cute babies" but it is about raising righteous, happy, well-adjusted people who grow up to become good and loving parents as well. It is God's plan, and it is glorious!